Our Services for the safe Storage, Transportation and Distribution of Hydrogen
Hydrogen has a significant potential to decarbonize energy consumption. However, to achieve this potential, several obstacles around hydrogen storage, transportation and distribution must be overcome.
Hydrogen storage and distribution technologies: Tanks and trailers
Perhaps the biggest challenge of developing hydrogen energy capabilities is that the gas has an extremely low volumetric density – at 3.2 times lower than natural gas, and 2,700 times lower than gasoline. Hydrogen must therefore be compressed or liquified to be cost-competitive with other forms of energy. However, achieving this presents a number of technical challenges and difficulties:
Broadly speaking, there are three approaches to hydrogen distribution and storage that are currently being used. Different methods are more appropriate for different scenarios. For instance, hydrogen pipelines are by far the most cost-effective when transporting the gas over long distances, while trucks are often better for local delivery.
TÜV SÜD is recognized around the world as a provider of neutral and reliable advice to the hydrogen industry. Our hydrogen energy experts have extensive experience in assessing hydrogen transport, distribution and storage solutions. This means we can provide guidance and recommendations on the most appropriate methods for your organization. Ultimately, ensuring the safety and security of pipelines and storage solutions is a core value of TÜV SÜD.
Hydrogen is a dynamic area of green energy research and we have participated in multiple lighthouse projects including:
When stored or distributed incorrectly, compressed hydrogen is very hazardous. It is therefore essential for manufacturers to ensure that their storage and distribution methods are safe and secure.
Our services for manufacturers include:
Operators must ensure that hydrogen is managed according to the highest safety standards to protect members of the public, employees, vehicles, and buildings.
Our services for operators include:
In addition to these offerings, we also provide customized services that are tailored to your specific hydrogen delivery requirements. To find out more about what we offer, or to partner with us for our hydrogen support services, contact us today.
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